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Top-hang or traditional twin-slot shelves for books?

We want to hang bookshelves on a wall that's about 2.2m high by 3.8m wide. We are considering a twin-slot system, for example by Elfa. But even within that choice, there are options, specifically ...
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Is it a bad idea to install a book shelf system on drywall?

I've got a shelf system that I would like to install on a wall in my living room that's made out of drywall, and was wondering whether the wall would be able to hold the shelves and contents. The ...
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How to install kitchen shelves in a wall which conceals a pocket door?

What are methods to install kitchen shelves on a wall behind which is the cavity for a pocket door? There are a few studs in the cavity but I'm not sure if they are thin studs and if they would be ...
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Floor to ceiling bookshelf design: anything missing? okay to use MDF?

Novice here. Building a book shelf along the full wall and floor-to-ceiling of my basement. Made up some plans, since I couldn't find any that really matched. Wondering a few things. Am I missing ...
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Floor-to-ceiling bookshelf before or after carpet?

Building a built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in a room in the basement (~7'10" tall). I've read a lot of differing opinions on whether to build the bookshelf first or put the carpet in first. ...
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What's the best way to hang frames and shelves on plaster walls?

I live in an old house (about 90 years old) with plaster walls. I have all kinds of trouble hanging things up in the plaster, so I mostly just use 3-M Command strips whenever possible. But there are a ...
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Snowboard Storage

I want to store my snowboard as follows: Put 4 x 12" rods straight out from the wall, only 1" from the ceiling Slide board onto rods, underside of board along the ceiling (bindings down ...
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Can these walls support bookshelves?

We are trying to add bookshelves onto our apartment wall; specifically, elfa system shelves (site is in Swedish, but I'm sure you can get the gist based on the photos). However, we are somewhat ...
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Prevent sagging shelves in alcove

We're building some shelves to fit in an alcove next to our fireplace, and so we built 4 frames using 1x2s for the front and back of the frame and 2x2s as the ladder support in the middle (each spaced ...
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What type of glass to use for shelves?

I have a cupboard that has glass items in it: I'm thinking it would be really cool if these were glass shelves. Is there a special type of glass for this? I'm thinking it's got to have some kind of ...
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How to fix gaps in shelf without a table saw?

I built this shelf for my office, I want to make it look as seamless as possible. I work with kids, only lightweight toys will go on this shelf. I was hoping some type of cover existed I could put ...
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What length bracket is required to hold 1.25“ thick wood shelving with 11” depth?

I have heavy wood shelves about 1.25" thick and extend 11" from the wall, with differing lengths ranging from 34" to 100". I've noticed that even shelf brackets that are even 5-6&...
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Can I use shiplap for shelving?

I'm looking at different shelving options and I really like the look of this shiplap wood. I'd like to use it for shelving by connecting two of them together widthwise to make a shelf that is ...
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Elegant solution for wall mounted laptops holder [closed]

I'm looking for an elegant solution to mount laptop holders. I also looked at standard shelves with brackets, but for me it's not much of an elegance. I have 4 laptops to be displayed on the wall in 2 ...
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Better screws to mount shelving standards

I really REALLY love the John Sterling Fast Mount Shelving system. I use it all over my house. Presently I have been using #8 2-1/2" drywall Screws to attach the wall standards to the wall. As of ...
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How can I mitigate water contact with a 2x4 screwed into concrete floor?

In my unfinished basement I am going to be installing some cantilever shelving along the walls. Basically using 2x4's attached to the joists, with a carriage bolt, and to the floor... likely using a ...
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Mystery connector search

To fix a bookcase built by my dad who died last year, I am looking for the nylon or plastic connector that he used. They consist of a threaded dowel 3” by1/2” and threaded inserts 1”-wide insert for ...
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Efficient closet storage system

I have a "closet" that was originally designed for a stackable washer/dryer. It's currently a poorly utilized junk storage closet. I want to turn it into an efficient and easy to use storage ...
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Why are cabinets / shelves not built into more walls?

I'm planning to build in-wall shelving and cabinetry into some of my walls. I understand how to do that from videos I've seen. After seeing how much more space they add and how useful they are, I am ...
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How can I fix a Ikea Kallax shelf door

I have an Ikea Kallax bookshelf which has these insert doors. I bumped the door and ripped it off. What would be a good way to fix it? It looks like this happened before 😅 From the other side Is ...
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What brand shelving is this?

I have some office shelving included in my new home, all of the labels were removed (looks nice, doesn't help me now)
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How to cover up a shelf that is too short for its brackets

I made a slight miscalculation when hanging some shelves. All three rows of shelves that I hung have brackets centered on every other stud. The wood I bought to lay on top of them is 8' long. When I ...
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LED strips on separate shelves

I just bought LED strips that works with Alexa, so if i want it to work must be connected to that exactly power source, i want to install it in 3 different shelves that are going to be separate but i ...
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Bathroom Shelving with Sliding Mirrors - Best method and weight limit?

https://imgur.com/R2Pxs0B https://imgur.com/1W11TL6 I'm wondering what might be the best method of installing 71" wide by 7.25" deep wood shelving that will be supporting 3 sliding mirrors (about 8 ...
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AAC (aka Aircrete, Thermalite) wall + IKEA ALGOT shelf weight load capacity

I got some IKEA Algot shelves tall uprights. The PDF manual can be found here. The installation instructions say: Hang the wall uprights from the mounting rail, correctly space them and then ...
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hanging shelves on 1/2 in. drywall to 3/4 fur strips (1x2s) to 100 year old (hidden) brick

I attempted to hang floating shelves with heavy duty sleeve anchors (4" long, 1/2" hex), in a wall that is 1/2 inch drywall on 1x2 fur strips, on 100+ year old brick. I'll note the brick wall once had ...
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How plausible (and how hard) is it to modify a billy bookcase to fit a gable-end corner, floor-to-ceiling, with an impinging 45deg roof

I'd like to build a fitted bookcase into the corner of a gable end, such as in this mockup. Excuse the poor attempt, I've never used SketchUp before. Obviously they should show shelves/dividers etc ...
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Keeping a Threaded Pipe at 90 degrees

I recently demo'd a bathroom that was using a "rustic farmhouse" galvanized shelving unit. I took this unit off and was hoping to re-install. Ideally, the elbows would thread in so when they are ...
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Looking for a large pull-down hinge mechanism [closed]

I have a large skylight, and currently have a shelf installed in it for indoor seed-starting. I would like to turn it into a pull-down shelf. I have found a clever design for hinges that might work, ...
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How to hang stuff on wood paneling

Our house, built in 1951, has one room paneled in wood: When we bought the place, the home inspector opined that this was original to the house, and not the cheap 1970s stuff. Moreover, the house is ...
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How do you calculate the weight capacity of a shelf?

I have a shelf that is about 4 feet long 2 feet wide and 1 1/2 inch thick. I would like to place an item on it that weighs about 90 pounds. I want to know if it will hold that and I don't know how to ...
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Thickness of Acrylic for shelves with 39" span

I'm planning to mount acrylic shelves in front of a window. The shelves will be 10" deep and 39" long. I will be using brackets on both ends that run the full depth of the shelves. There will be no ...
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Shelving units anchored to drywall and metal studs - Load Bearing and Safety Concerns

We are interested in purchasing a residence that has a workshop attached to it. The owner has erected metal shelving units like those shown in the attached photos. The shelving units are anchored to ...
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How should I attach heavy floating shelves to hollow plasterboard walls?

I have the following shelves, intended to be floating shelves, that we want to attach to our kitchen walls. The walls are hollow plasterboard, with no studs where we want to put these shelves. They ...
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Help identifying the type of shelf support

please could someone help me identify the type of shelf support in the pic below. This is from a kitchen cabinet shelf, need to order some spares, but can't find anything that resembles it online. ...
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Built a shelf out of 2x4s but some braces do not meet, will they hold?

I paid someone else to build this basic shelf for me because i'm no carpenter, but i'm a little concerned about it's integrity because it will be holding aquariums. It's a frame of 2x4s with enough ...
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What's this metal thing in my wall where the studs should be, and how do I put a shelf on it?

I'm attempting to mount a shelving system (specifically, a Rubbermaid single-track adjustable shelf) to a wall and am running into something quite strange. Here's what I know: Studfinder appears to ...
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Are these screws adequate for securing a 304 stainless steel shelf bracket?

I have a bunch of 304 stainless steel shelf L brackets, they are thick brackets, ~6 gauge steel (5mm). They have 5 holes, long side has 3, and the short side has 2. All are 5mm in diameter, though ...
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How to mount 18mm MDF Shelves on plasterboard/drywall hollow wall (no studs)?

I have had some 18mm (0.7") MDF cut to make some shelving in an alcove between my shower room and main hallway. It's 18.5cm (7.2") deep by 196.5cm (77") long I have been considering the best way to ...
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How can I build shelves that are 66" wide?

I want to build a bookcase as part of a large built-in, and due to the geometry of the situation, it would be desirable to have one column of shelves be 66" wide. The problem is that even using ...
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Can I paint plain particle board shelves?

I recently purchased a house and the kitchen cabinets have particle board shelves with no vaneer or vinyl wrap. Can I just paint them or will this cause future issues?
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Hanging IKEA Kungsfors on drywall

I'm hoping to hang two sections of IKEA's Kungsfors system on drywall in our kitchen. It'll be about twice as tall as the one in the link (two sections), but since they're independent of each other ...
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How to install shelves when only 1/2 inch under drywall

In a previous reno, drywall was installed over a wall made of a material I can't drill into. I want to hang some shelves. There's about 1/2" space between the drywall and the previous wall material - ...
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Hidden/Floating Hardware for Solid Wood Alcove Shelves?

I would like to install some thick pieces of wood to form alcove shelves or a built-in bookshelf. They will be tied into studs on the left and right. Minimal support in the rear, against a false wall....
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Using washers to fill gap between top support component and IKEA IVAR cabinet

I have an IKEA IVAR pine cabinet, the 80x50x83cm version - like the cabinet here. I have installed it into IKEA IVAR side units, 50x226cm - like the side units here. Here are the assembly ...
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Choice of processed lumber for large shelves

I am looking for recommendations to choose between a diverse spectrum of 3/4" thick plywood-y materials, such as MDF board (or similar) as well as stratified but sanded plywood. In this particular ...
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How to mount two king-sized bed heads horizontally to a wall to use as an open closet/shelving?

I have two king-sized bed heads leftover from failed customer service experience. I've tried to give them away on Freecycle, to no avail. It seems like a waste (and hassle where I live in London) to ...
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Best way to install fixed bathroom shelves

My contractor had installed 4 bathroom shelves but three of them have fallen down. These I guess require glue. Is that the problem? Is there another way to install them so like with screws so it will ...
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Attach wall “peg” with dowel screw

I'm building a cat climbing wall, and plan to have a series of large "pegs" as steps. My plan is to use 1-foot lengths of landscape timber (basically a 4" diameter log) and attach directly to the wall ...
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Can I hang shelves on painted walls without using penetrating fasteners?

I live in a 40 m2 apartment with 2 cats. I was thinking maybe I can add shelves to the walls without drilling anything. Do you think that sticking shelves can whitsand the weight of a 6kg and 4 kg ...

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